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Marta Elefteriyadis: Not More Than 50 or 60 Students Learn Macedonian in Australia

July 24, 2014, Thursday // 16:21 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 1317

The challenge, of bringing back the Macedonian language among the youngest family members of Macedonian immigrants living abroad, was the main concern discussed at the Fifth Annual Conference of Expatriate Organizations taking place in Skopje, July 23-24.

Tasos Tsakiroglou: There Is a Big Gap regarding the Name Issue

June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 15:10 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 341

Tasos Tsakiroglou, editor of the Greek "Newspaper of Journalists", says it is almost impossible to reach a compromise on the name issue while Samaras flirts with the far-right and Macedonia with history, Utrinski Vesnik daily reports.

Joseph Bencze: Enlargement Should Remain Creditable and Appreciated Process

May 30, 2014, Friday // 08:10 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 306

Hungary regards Macedonia as a key partner in the Western Balkans. We are keen on continuing our high-level dialogue; during the past four years, all our highest-level leaders have paid reciprocal visits.

Harald Kotschy: NATO Is not an Advantage for Macedonia

May 22, 2014, Thursday // 14:42 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 679

Harald Kotschy, former Austrian Ambassador to Macedonia, a panelist at the "European Identity and the Future of the Balkans" Conference held Monday in Skopje, spoke about the historic relations between Greece and Macedonia.

Yuri Goncharuk: Small Countries Influence the International Relations

April 3, 2014, Thursday // 16:40 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 447

Ukraine does not support the construction of the South Stream and the reasons are known. The project’s destiny lies in the hands of Russia. Its future is beholden solely to Russia, says the Ukrainian Ambassador to Macedonia, Yuri Goncharuk.

Johanna Safstrom: There Is Huge Potential for Macedonian Designers

March 30, 2014, Sunday // 19:49 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 555

This year, the Skopje Furniture Fair hosts interesting and novel exhibition of Swedish luminaire products.

Andriy Meleshevych: Crimean Crisis Will Not Affect Stability in the Balkans

March 14, 2014, Friday // 08:03 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 508

The South Stream pipeline project means heavier reliance on the Russian gas, says Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, Dean of the School of Law at the National University of Kyiv.

Dzambo Agushev: I Want My Trumpet to Sound Like Cry

March 12, 2014, Wednesday // 16:23 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 1469

Dzambo Agushev, known as Macedonia's Trumpet King, and his orchestra are preparing the second studio album, which he says is traditional, real Roma music, rhythms and grooves, plausible to the young generations.

Fabio Mattioli: Workers Are Left With Very Few Options

March 11, 2014, Tuesday // 16:30 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 735

Fabio Mattioli is an Italian Ph. candidate at the Department of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Italian Ambassador: There are No Indications for Reintroducing Visas for Macedonia

March 10, 2014, Monday // 08:19 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 589

In my opinion, if Macedonia could find a solution on the name issue, it could easily join the first group of Balkan countries to join the EU, says the Italian Ambassador to Macedonia.

Antoine Hery: Media Should not Be Regulated by Law

March 3, 2014, Monday // 15:55 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 857

The level of freedom of expression is quite high, yet the degree of freedom to information is very limited, says Antoine Hery, Head of the World Press Freedom Index with Reporters Without Borders.

Fernando de Galainena: EU Wants Urgent Solution to Name Issue

February 28, 2014, Friday // 07:45 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 2670

The process of enlargement has proved successful: two new Member States and three Countries granted Candidate Status, ambassador of Spain says in an interview with

Ordan Andreevski: Full Multi-Partisan Support Needed for Better Australia-Macedonia Relations

February 20, 2014, Thursday // 10:47 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 491

The change of federal government from Labor to a Liberal/National Coalition in 2013 and the appointment of Julie Bishop MP as the new Foreign Minister has created a window of opportunity for positive change.

Sergej Damovski: The Art Market Barely Exists In Macedonia

February 18, 2014, Tuesday // 10:35 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 747

Many of us have to make compromise decisions or have a second or a third job to make ends meet. It is common that visual artists work as graphic designers, teach in schools or do something else, while trying to live only of their art.

Christopher Yvon: Meetings Aren’t Always the Only Answer to Name Issue

February 17, 2014, Monday // 09:49 in Independent Insider » Interview | Views: 666

We have thickened and broadened the relationship. I think if we can continue to do that, I think that might be the way of taking the relationship to an even higher place, British Ambassador says.